Author(s): Brandilyn Collins

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A guide for writers of various levels that applies the lessons of the Stanislavsky technique, Method Acting, to the art of writing fiction. Drawing on examples from novels and fiction, the author shows how writers can adopt the seven skills that actors use to create believable characters on stage.


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Bestselling author BRANDILYN COLLINS writes novels in both the women's fiction and suspense genres. She is also the author of the well--received true crime title A Question of Innocence. Before turning to writing, she was a longtime student of drama, including Stanislavsky's writings on Method acting. Visit her Web site at:

Preface. Acknowledgments. The Author. PART ONE: FROM HIGH--STAKES GAMBLING TO CERTAIN SUCCESS. 1 Low--Yield, Conventional Consulting Versus High--Yield, High--Impact Consulting. 2 The Five Fatal Flaws of Conventional Consulting. 3 The Bottom--Line Results of High--Impact Consulting. PART TWO: THE RESULTS--DRIVEN ARCHITECTURE OF HIGH--IMPACT CONSULTING. 4 Define Goals in Terms of Client Results Instead of Consultant Products. 5 Match Project Scope to What the Client Is Ready to Do. 6 Aim for Rapid--Cycle Successes to Generate Momentum. 7 Build a Partnership to Achieve and to Learn. 8 Leverage Resources: More Results with Fewer Consultants.PART THREE: CREATING HIGH--IMPACT PARTNERSHIPS. 9 Create a Contract for Collaboration Instead of a Proposal for a Job. 10 Senior Managers Must Insist That Their People Produce the Results. Build Communication Bridges and Overcome Anxiety. 12 Test the Shift to High--Impact Consulting: It's All Upside and Risk--Free. Notes. Index.

General Fields

  • : 9780471058946
  • : wiley
  • : wiley
  • : March 2002
  • : 230mm X 152mm X 16mm
  • : United States
  • : books

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  • : Brandilyn Collins
  • : Paperback
  • : 808.3
  • : 224
  • : Ill.